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The Eric Carle Museum
of Picture Book Art
  • 125 West Bay Road
  • Amherst, MA 01002

Hours

  • Wednesday-Friday10 am-3 pm
  • Saturday 10am – 4 pm
  • Sunday 12 pm - 4 pm

Closed Monday and Tuesday

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Making Art Together

Monotype Prints in a Drop-in Setting

A question we keep returning to in the Art Studio is how to introduce the widest possible range of art-making materials, techniques and tools to our drop-in program while maintaining a safe and open-ended environment for exploration. This means designing a project that can be sustained in the space for about a month, for all ages, and with up to 50 guests participating at once. We learned a lot from our summertime experiments in mixing tempera paints, so we challenged ourselves to design another paint project, this time exploring monotype prints. READ MORE

Setting the Stage for Storytelling

We continue to be inspired by the exhibition The Art of Eric Carle; Night, and how nighttime can be an interesting context for storytelling. In a recent Special Sunday program, we explored how a simple cardboard box can become a back drop for stories told with puppets, action figures and collage creatures. READ MORE

Materials, Movement and Mobiles

Inspired by shooting stars, soaring owls and blinking fireflies in the exhibition The Art of Eric Carle: Night, we have been exploring mobiles in our Everyday Art Project, Things That Fly in the Night Sky. This project got us thinking about how we design and select materials for moving sculpture projects in the Art Studio. READ MORE

Paper Cut Patterns

There is nothing like the prospect of a busy event to get us excited about creating on a large scale! For this summer's Free Fun Friday, supported by the Highland Street Foundation, we wanted to explore materials in a big way. We selected a project that invited guests to cut and layer papers to create a collaborative artwork. With the help of hundreds of people, we soon covered the walls, windows and tabletops in pattern and color! READ MORE

A Honeycomb of Hexagons

Recently we tested out some silver and gold tempera paint, and we loved seeing how the paint stood out against different backgrounds. We decided to experiment with black and white paper, metallic paints, and stamps to create patterns within patterns on the Art Studio walls. READ MORE

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